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. michelle obama shows off her lighter side as she busts a move with jimmy fallon. and she's proving she knows how to get a big laugh. today, saturday, february 23, to get a big laugh. today, saturday, february 23, 2013. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on this saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> i'm erica hill. how about the first lady with the moves there. >> great moves. jimmy fallon -- who did we thought he looked like? >> there was discussion in the studio that jimmy fallon was looking a little tina fey-esque. >> nice to have the first lady in the building for that. >> yes. >> there's a little of the performance. it looks like they had time to rehearse this. >> the evolution of the mom dancing. >> from "pulp fiction." >>> meantime, we have serious news including oscar pistorius, the former olympian spending his first full day free bail today. we'll look at what's next for him as he prepares to face murder charges in the shooting death of his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp. >>> and lance armstrong facing a new legal challenge this morn
of a hotel. >>> plus, first lady michelle obama's new portrait is unveiled and it highlights an oft-talked about new feature. >>> and what we're just learning about a fire in kansas city. the fire department, why was it sent away from the scene moments before the blast? [ female announcer ] going to sleep may be easy, but when you wake up in the middle of the night it can be frustrating. it's hard to turn off and go back to sleep. intermezzo is the first and only prescription sleep aid approved for use as needed in the middle of the night when you can't get back to sleep. it's an effective sleep medicine you don't take before bedtime. take it in bed only when you need it and have at least four hours left for sleep. do not take intermezzo if you have had an allergic reaction to drugs containing zolpidem, such as ambien. allergic reactions such as shortness of breath or swelling of your tongue or throat may occur and may be fatal. intermezzo should not be taken if you have taken another sleep medicine at bedtime or in the middle of the night or drank alcohol that day. do not drive or
to boost the middle class and create more jobs. first lady michelle obama will sit with the parents of hediah pendleton. >>> proceedings are under way at the vatican to set up the conclave that will choose the next pope. in a surprise announcement monday, pope benedict xvi announced he was stepping down due to his age. >>> a five-day cruise to the caribbean turn into his quite appear ordeal with passengers getting sick and saying the boat smells, quote, extremely sick. >> a fire on board a carnival cruise ship was stranded with more than 4,000 people on board. >> reporter: the carnival triumph departed galveston, texas on thursday enroute to the caribbean. now, it is headed to alabama after a fire in the ship's engine room knocked out the vessel's propulsion system leaving more than 4 0u theme stuck at sea. >> technical support personnel from carnival are now on the way to the ship which is approximately 200 miles northwest of cancun. >> >> reporter: no one was injured in the mishap and the fire was quickly extinguished. >> she was crying and stuff and said they have no power. they
news when michelle obama attended over the weekend. she says she hopes her daughter's death will move congress to pass stricter gun control measures. >>> a lucky escape for dozens of passengers onboard a metro bus tonight. you can see the big tree that crashed down on to the bus on 16th street and spring road northwest. nobody was hurt and no other vehicles were damaged. passengers were able to catch another bus to continue their trips. >>> the man hunt for an ex-cop exacting revenge on l.a. police is now at five nights and counting as 50 families are now getting around-the-clock protection. l.a. s.w.a.t. teams continue their nonstop search for christopher dorner. he was officially charged today with the murder of a riverside, california police officer. he is also suspected of killing two other people. the reward for details leading to his capture is now up to a million dollars. >> we're getting tips since the reward offer like crazy. we have three times the amount of tips we've had yesterday. >> dorner was fired from the lapd in 2008. investigators believe he may be trying to get pay
for jennifer lawrence and anne hathaway, or for duchess kate and first lady michelle obama. >> love, a collection by prabal gurung. >> reporter: it's his collection at target for all of us that's causing quite the sensation. it's been two days since the designer's latest launch. and the retailer is struggling to keep the threads in stock. while instagram and twitter are flooded with pictures of shoppers lucky to get their hands on something, ebay is filling up with listings. this dress sold for 250 big ones. that's five-times its original price. it was the same phenomenon we saw when missoni hit target stores in 2011, drawing black friday-like crowds. here he is in the studio. prabal gurung joining us. congratulations with this collaboration. >> thank you very much. i'm excited to be here. >> we're excited to have it. and women are excited to get to target asap. your collection came out two days ago? >> yes. >> and already, it's hard to find. >> i just found out this morning. i'm really excited that everyone felt the love that i felt while doing the collection. everyone's buying it.
in the world right now. top designer, and target. michelle obama loving the designer. how people can't get enough. >>> a lot coming up. but we begin with the breakup murder trial. jodi arias was on the stand again yesterday, with another new charge against her victim. this time, she said her ex-boyfriend once assaulted her and broke her finger. the big question, will the jury believe her? ryan owens has the latest. >> can you hold up your hand for us to see? >> reporter: jodi arias' crooked finger. she says it's evidence her boyfriend, travis alexander, abused her. >> i put my hand up to block his foot. and it clipped my hand. and hit my finger. >> reporter: although the serial liar now on trial for his murder, admits she never went to a doctor and never called police. >> i definitely didn't want him to get in trouble. >> reporter: convincing this jury she was abused, even though there's no corroborating evidence, is key to the 32-year-old's claim she was forced to kill alexander in self-defense in june of 2008. >> you don't think it would end up like this. >> reporter: on her fourth day o
the lincoln memorial. >> a parent of a 15-year-old chicago honor student will be first lady michelle obama's guest at tonight's state of the union. she was shot to death. the chicago tribune reports one of the suspects, michael ward, a reputed gang member was out on the streets, even though he violated his probation. both ward and kenneth williams are now charged with pendleton's murder. >>> and earlier today, her parents and other victim's families invited to washington for the state of the union. they attended a senate hearing on ways to reduce gun violence. illinois democrat, richard durbin, opened the hearing by saying, it is time for congress to pass meaningful gun control legislation. and that he believes requiring background checks for all gun purchases would be constitutional. the panel's top republican disagrees. texas senator argued the focus of law enforcement should be on criminals and that curbing the rights of citizens to own a gun would do nothing to stop violent crime. >>> well, a divided senate armed services committee has approved chuck hagel's nomination to become the se
an invitation from michelle obama to attend the state of the union address that took place tuesday night. but it was not their first meeting. miss obama traveled to chicago to attend hadiya's funeral just a few short days ago. >> let's pause now for a moment of silence to remember the children and educators lost in newtown. to remember those lost in aur a aurora. and virginia tech and columbine. >> reporter: and here at the children's defense fund offices in the district, patty hasler takes a moment of silence to remember all those lost by senseless gun violence. she along with hadiya's mother and 20 volunteers are heading over to capitol hill to deliver teddy bears with a broken heart, urging members to tighten loopholes in gun transactions. >> tell me why in the world would anyone not agree that you should get a background check before you buy a firearm? >> this is one of the many victims of gun violence. >> reporter: even though cleopatra just buried her daughter, this is a cause she wanted to be a part of. >> i'm happy to help. that's who i am. that's who we've always been. and hadi
official portrait and there's a lot of talk about first lady michelle obama's new -- it's still new -- new haircut. much of the talk surrounding the first lady's bangs came from the first lady herself. in an interview with rachael ray, obama jokes that her bangs are part of a quote/unquote mid-life crisis and she says getting a sports car and going bungee jumping are off-limits, at least while she's in the white house, i guess. the portrait was taken in the white house green room about a week ago. here's how it compares to her 2009 portrait. it's interesting that she's wearing pearls in both. i go with the new one. >>> and in saudi arabia, about 30 women were sworn into the top advisory body by king abdullah. it's the first time in history that women have been able to participate in it. it's said that women will have full membership rights, but they still have to observe sharia law, that includes wearing a proper israeli and staying segregated from male members. while king abdullah is hardly a feminist advocate, he believes gives more opportunity to women is a safe way to relieve some pres
played across the country, first lady michelle obama was here over the weekend to attend hadiya's funeral. people knew about the reward, about what had happened, but nobody stepped up because of this anti-snitching problem that is felt not only in chicago but across the country. they had to go out and get tips and basically find witnesses on their own and then convince them this is the right thing to do. >> what is so disturbing about this whole anti-snitching thing, so-called, ted, is the idea that snitching used to be a term that was just put on other people who had committed a crime, ratting out someone else to get a lesser sentence. now the idea that anybody who talks to police gets labeled a snitch. that's a huge issue in so many different communities throughout the u.s. and certainly in this one. appreciate the update. we'll continue to follow it. >> now let's take a look at the manhunt that southern california authorities has citizens there on edge. the search for christopher dorner. that edge cuts any number of ways, the fear that the three killings he's already accused of may bec
gang. hadiya's killing has become a national symbol of gun violence. her parents will sit with michelle obama at tonight's state of the union. >> that's certainly a nice gesture. you have to wonder how heavily the president will hit on that tonight. they said unlike the inaugural speech, this will be an address much more focused on the economy than some of the other issues. >> and just going back to that for one second. the two people charged, 18 and 20 years old. very young men. >> babies killing babies. >>> in other news, heavy rain is slowing down the cleanup effort after that powerful tornado tore through the state of mississippi. the twister barreled through three counties for 75 miles, damaging or destroying near lly 600 homes. he was an e-4 and more than 80 people were hurt but amazingly no one was killed. >> so your dad's ashes -- >> they were in the front living room. >> did he die recently? >> yes, sir, about two months ago. >> maybe he was watching over you guys. >> he had to be. i know somebody was. >> officials say it could have been a lot worse, but see remembers gave resi
big surprise at the end for viewers was the first lady, michelle obama, gave out the best picture award. watch this. >> it's hard but you can't hold grudges. it's hard but you can't hold grudges. and it doesn't matter how you get knocked down in life because that's going to happen. all that matters is that you got to get up. >>gretchen: that was the best line of the night. we were supposed to hear from the first lady there. she actually was the surprise guest to announce "argo." as a winner. that line should be playing across the schools for all kids today what ben affleck just said. >>brian: he came out, he won. one of the other producers spoke first. george clooney didn't say anything. what was interesting is jack ni coleson walks out. i thought this is going to be clint eastwood-esque. then he gives it to the first lady of the united states who ends up naming the winner. >> ben affleck was referring to the fact that he was not nominated for best director's award. >>gretchen: he was not nominated at all. it was interesting to remember he started with "good will hunting." i had f
at the state of the union, he'll be sitting with first lady michelle obama in special box seats. this isn't the first time the first lady's guest list has included tech stars. last year she was joined by laureen powell jobs. "starting point" begins after this. es! ♪ wow. [ buzz ] delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? bee happy. bee healthy. with clusters of flakes and o's. oh, ho ho... it's the honey sweetness. i...i mean, you...love. >>> we end as always with "end point." you want to start us off, ron? >> eight years of tax cuts and deregulation under president bush, four years of public investment and stimulus under president obama. the median income is lower than 2000, the worst record of job growth since the depletion. many americans doubt either party has an answer and they are right to wonder.
house. now you may remember the sergeant munley sat with first lady michelle obama during the president's 2010 state of the union address. you can see her right there. munley says that she was told that the victims of that shooting would be taken care of but instead, she says she feels betrayed. >> not to the least little bit have the victims been taken care of. in fact they have been neglected very badly. >> so the president's promise was not fulfilled? >> no. >> reporter: munley was shot three times that day as she and her partner took on major nidal hasan likely preventings more deaths. part of what is also so disturbing about this story that munley has been laid off from her job at fort hood's civilian police force. munley and other victims there are now suing the government because the government characterized the attack as work place vie ends are and not terrorism. that designation they say doesn't give them adequate access to medical care and also financial benefits. they say that the wounds should be characterized as combat-related. by the way, jon, we should mention we just got
among those cars, it's reported. >>> last year, michelle obama was joined by steve jobs' widow at the state of the union. and this year, the family and gun victims of gun violence are invited. >>> we're hearing that president obama is making an add dish to the state of the union address -- an addition to the state of the union address. jamie dupre joins us via skype. and the president is expected to talk about afghanistan. so more foreign affairs than i think some expected. >> reporter: yeah, tori, and add in there, the issue of automatic budget cuts that will hit the military as well as domestic accounts. just listening to a hearing that's still going on at this hour. the various service branch military chiefs, one by one or going down the line and talking about how over $40 billion in cuts that would hit march 11st at the pentagon would -- march 1st at the pentagon would be devastating. the air force chief of staff is talking about big cuts in his branch. the vice chief of nato operations echoing the same, saying three aircraft carriers are tied up because of monetary concern
. when i think of role models i think of michelle obama and anna winter and people like that with proven track records. i'm still growing and there's still work to do. >> reporter: minor's career advice for other women, surround yourself with a great team, make time for yourself and be grateful for what you have. she also says if you're considering a career switch, just go for it because, savannah, face it none of us are younger. >> way to put a fine point on it. she is pretty inspiring. thank you very much. >>> how does steve harvey keep his figure? he will tell us about the diet he's on right now. it's a cleanse. but first -- he's very clean. first this is "today" on nbc. >> announcer: "today's" kitchen is brought to you by new smooth roast coffee, only at burger king, where taste is king. >>> back now at 8:51 with "today's" kitchen. on the lighter side. this morning, we take a look at the martha's vineyard diet detox, a tough 21-day regime with juices and soups only for three weeks. >> the author behind one pound a day. she's a registered nurse and has a phd in natural health. madelyn
hinted that he might one day like to move to asheville. >> i love coming to asheville. michelle and i always talk about how, you know, if after this whole presidency thing, looking for a little spot to -- >> love asheville, great mountains. very relaxed obama talked about hiking, fishing and barbecue. >>> leon panetta can leave the job, but the job in some ways will not be leaving him. the outgoing defense secretary will have a full detail of security after he retires for the foreseeable future. this is according to an official at the white house. the security detail is because of concerns of potential threats against him since he was not only defense secretary, but also director of the cia. panetta's last day is expected to be tomorrow. ♪ poker face >>> little monsters, lady gaga is canceling several concerts because of an injury, specifically severe inflammation in her joints. the pop star says she's been hiding the injury for a while. in fact, at one point, she says she could barely walk. we're told she'll be out a week and will reschedule the concerts. >>> the son of basketball
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